Surprisingly good (or bad) early preseason performances can alter an NFL team's long-term plans
The left tackle struggled early on but is being paid big money now
Everything you need to know about the contract situations for the seven franchise players
From Alshon to Von, the clock is ticking to get a deal done
The Saints and Bills may be at different places when it comes to their franchise quarterback situation, but both understand the important of protecting whoever's under center.
Blanton saw his playing time take a sharp decline last season and is looking for a new home.
The Bills are up against the cap and saddled with some massive salaries, but they have no intention of parting ways with players like Cordy Glenn and Richie Incognito, and could even spend on top of that.
The NFL's competition committee is taking a serious look at how the injury reports are put together and there is a good chance they end up proposing some tweaks to it by the owner's meetings in late March.
Taking a look at the franchise tag situations around the NFL.
The Bills, Saints and Dolphins have some serious work to do to get under the NFL cap for 2016. Here's some of the tough choices each team faces.

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